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    Head Of Purchase Finished Goods (m/f/d)

    The job: 

    • Leading a team of 8 people who buy more than 1,800 cross-brand products from our 80 suppliers worldwide
    • Optimization of the supply chain and implementation of digital technologies to increase supply chain transparency and ensure required production capacity in case of increased market volatility
    • Conducting purchasing and contract negotiations, especially during annual meetings and new suppliers
    • Close cooperation with our planning department and product development
    • Supplier evaluation and optimization of delivery performance
    • Professional support and valued contact person with expertise in processes, systems, methods and tools

    The profile: 

    • Successfully completed business studies with several years of professional experience in international purchasing
    • You already have leadership experience with employees and develop them individually and forward-looking
    • Interdisciplinary holistic thinking and acting as well as fast comprehension of complex contexts
    • High commitment and willingness to travel
    • Very good knowledge of English
    • Good SAP R/3 and Excel knowledge

     The offer: 

    • Exciting tasks in a fast growing and international company
    • An open corporate culture where it is fun to contribute with your own ideas
    • A very good introductory training period
    • An attractive salary package with com­prehensive social benefits

    We look forward to receiving your complete job application in English or German, including your salary expectation and earliest possible starting date, to careers@cosnova.com. Contact person for this position is Julia Klatzer (+49 6196 76156-1054).

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    Intern Brand Communication (m/f/d)

    The job:

    • Support our Communication Managers in the field of marketing communication
    • Organise marketing events, create social media content etc.
    • Communicate with external agencies and suppliers
    • Analyse the market and competition and do research
    • Conduct small, independent projects
    • Help with preparing presentations

    The profile:

    • Academic studies in Economics, Communication or a Marketing related subject and already at least 2 completed semesters
    • Ideally, already Marketing experience in an FMCG company
    • Enthusiasm for Social Media
    • Proficient in using MS Office applications, especially Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook
    • Very good knowledge of English, written and spoken, and willingness to make contact with international business partners in an open and communicative way
    • Dedicated personality and a good team player as well as enthusiasm for our brands

    The offer:

    • An open corporate culture where it is fun to contribute with your own ideas
    • You can expect an interesting, dynamic working environment and a professional, friendly team
    • You will actively get to know our brands in your daily work
    • Good support/counseling during the 5 to 6 month paid internship

    We look forward to receiving your job application, including your earliest possible starting date and the possible length of availability (number of months), to careers@cosnova.com. Contact person for this position is Ute Koch (+49 6196 76156-1057).

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    Intern Supply Chain (m/f/d)

    The job:

    • Support the whole Planning & Customer Supply Chain Teams with daily new and exciting tasks
    • Update & development of reporting within the Supply Chain
    • Analysis supporting the medium term sales planning
    • Independent implementation of smaller projects for process optimization
    • Preparation and follow-up of internal and external meetings in the form of evaluations, analysis and presentations
    • Interdepartmental collaboration with other supply Chain Areas, Sales, Purchase and the distribution center


    The profile:

    • Enrolled in business studies, ideally with a focus Logistics / Supply Chain Management
    • First practical experience through previous internships
    • Contributing your own ideas and questioning of existing processes
    • Openness, communication skills
    • Team spirit and proactive approach
    • Enthusiasm and passion for the area Supply Chain as well as the FMCG industry
    • Solid knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel)
    • Good English


    The offer:

    • An open, dynamic & modern corporate structure
    • A friendly & lively team and working environment
    • An open corporate culture where it's fun to bring own ideas to life

    We look forward to receiving your complete job application to careers@cosnova.com. Contact person for this position is Ute Koch (+49 6196 76156-
    1057).

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    Intern Team (m/f) PR / Blogger Relations (m/f/d)

     

    The job:

    • Support PR Managers in all topics of press relations as well as influencer relations
    • Maintain the PR/blogger mailbox, assist the team in answering inquiries
    • Support in creating press releases and other PR texts/ letters to service providers in coordination with the team
    • Support in data maintenance
    • Support in the organization of PR and Blogger events
    • Independent implementation of small scale projects as well as the respective reporting
    • Participation in meetings and project groups
    • Conduct research and prepare presentations

    The profile:

    • Enrolled in communication studies and/or marketing related studies
    • Ideally, first practical experience in PR and Blogger Relations in a consumergoods
    • Company or in a PR/communications agency
    • Enthusiasm for social media and influencer topics
    • Enjoy working with texts 
    • Secure use of MS Office applications, especially Powerpoint, Excel, and Outlook
    • Excellent English skills, written and oral, and willingness to communicate openly with international business partners 
    • Team spirit and commitment as well as enthusiasm for our brands

    The offer:

    • An exciting job in a high-growth company
    • An interesting, lively work environment and a professional, sympathetic team
    • The opportunity to get to know our strong brands
    • Excellent montoring during the sixmonth paid internship, starting February 2019

    We look forward to receiving your complete job application to careers@cosnova.com. Contact person for this position is Ute Koch (+49 6196 76156-
    1057).

     

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    Internship Packaging (m/f/d)

     

    The job:

    • Supporting our Packaging Team with new and exciting day-to-day tasks 
    • Supporting the Packaging Development Team during the entire packing development phase of our cosmetics products, from concept to market 
    • Supporting product optimization, technical testing of initial samples from own tools, and existing standard packagings as well as suppliers and packaging sourcing Interdepartmental collaboration with other sectors, as well as suppliers

    The profile:

    • Degree in Packaging Technology studies or at least undergraduate studies 
    • Introducing own ideas and questioning existing processes Openness, strong communication skills 
    • Great team player and proactive approach Enthusiasm and passion for the field of packaging, as well as the FMCG industry 
    • Technical understanding Creativity Sound knowledge of MS-Office (particularly Excel) 
    • Good command of the English language

    The offer:

    • An open corporate culture where it is fun to contribute with your own ideas 
    • You can expect an interesting, dynamic working environment and a professional, friendly team
    • Good support/counseling during the 5 to 6 month paid internship

    We look forward to receiving your complete job application to careers@cosnova.com. Contact person for this position is Ute Koch (+49 6196 76156-1057).

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    Internship Product Management (m/f/d)

     The job:

    • Support our Product Managers with the development of our cosmetics products
    • Write briefings for textures, formulations, packagings, designs and colours
    • Communicate with external agencies and suppliers
    • Analyse the market and competition and do research
    • Conduct small, independent projects
    • Help with preparing presentations

    The profile:

    • Academic studies in Economics, Communication or a Marketing related subject and already at least 2 completed semesters
    • Ideally, already Marketing experience in an FMCG company
    • Proficient in using MS Office applications, especially Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook
    • Very good knowledge of English, written and spoken, and willingness to make contact with international business partners in an open and communicative way
    • Dedicated personality and a good team player as well as enthusiasm for our brands

    The offer:

    • An open corporate culture where it is fun to contribute with your own ideas
    • You can expect an interesting, dynamic working environment and a professional, friendly team
    • You will actively get to know our brands in your daily work
    • Good support/counseling during the 5 to 6 month internship

    We look forward to receiving your job application, including your earliest possible starting date, to careers@cosnova.com . Contact person for this position is Unte Koch (+49 6196 76156-1057).

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    Key Account Manager International / Asia (m/f/d)

    The job:

    • Taking responsibility for and supporting some of our distributors in Asia - from sales planning to the implementation of our sales activities
    • Support in developing new distributions as we continue to expand
    • Creation of regular market analyzes and competitive observations as well as development of the correct price positioning of our brands in the respective countries
    • Competent support of our sales partners and ensuring that new ranges are promptly introduced in the countries and that our products are optimally presented at the POS

     The profile:

    • Successfully completed business studies with at least 3 years of professional experience in key account management, preferably in cooperation with Asian countries
    • Experience in the field of FMCG and in cooperation with different cultures / mentalities
    • Good communication skills complemented by initiative, teamwork, commitment and willingness to travel
    • Independent working methods, quick comprehension and excellent analytical skills
    • Very good English skills are required, an Asian language would be desirable

     The offer:

    • Exciting tasks in a fast growing and international company
    • An open corporate culture where it is fun to contribute with your own ideas
    • A very good introductory training period
    • An attractive salary package with com­prehensive social benefits


    We look forward to receiving your complete job application in English or German, including your salary expectation and earliest possible starting date, to careers@cosnova.com. Contact person for this position is Tina Wemer (+49 6196 76156-1055).

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    Sales Operations Manager / Order Processing International (m/f/d)

    The job:

    • Responsible support of your own customers and sales partners in the international area incl. responsible handling of customer orders in SAP, from receipt of order to invoicing
    • Creation of export documents in compliance with customer and country-specific regulations as well as customs regulations
    • Contact person for customers in the order processing process
    • Close, trustful collaboration with the external sales partners and the corresponding internal interface departments
    • Organization of distribution expansion, creation of listing data and coordination of advertising activities
    • Independent processing of day-to-day operations as well as processing of exciting projects

     The profile:

    • A successfully completed commercial training
    • Several years of professional experience in a similar position, ideally in the consumer goods sector
    • Familiarity with MS Office, in particular very good Excel knowledge, experience with SAP
    • Fast comprehension as well as number affinity
    • Teamwork, initiative and a high solution and customer orientation
    • Very good knowledge of English is essential for this position, German and other language skills are desirable

    The offer:

    • Exciting tasks in a fast growing and international company
    • An open corporate culture where it is fun to contribute with your own ideas
    • A very good introductory training period
    • An attractive salary package with com­prehensive social benefits

    We look forward to receiving your complete job application in English or German, including your salary expectation and earliest possible starting date, to careers@cosnova.com. Contact person for this position is Tina Wemer (+49 6196 76156-1055).

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    Working Student IT Systems & Security (m/f/d)

    The job:

    • Support for IT users at the Service Desk
    • Receipt, prioritization and processing of incidents and service requests in the ticket system
    • Independent processing of requests or in cooperation with our 2nd Level Support and other departments

    The profile:

    • Good technical understanding and experience in error analysis and troubleshooting
    • Good knowledge of the operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 10 as well as common Office applications Excel/Word/Outlook
    • Basic knowledge in TCP/IP networks
    • Experience in 1st Level Support is considered a plus
    • Commitment, reliability and flexibility
    • Service-oriented way of working
    • Good command of the English language

    The offer:

    • A dynamic and fast-growing environment
    • A professional and friendly team
    • A high degree of individual responsibility and freedom
    • Flexible working hours upon agreement
    • 15 to 20 hours per week or more during semester breaks

    We look forward to receiving your complete job application to careers@cosnova.com. Contact person for this position is Ute Koch (+49 6196 76156-1057).

Join our Logistics Team in Butzbach:

You will find career opportunities in Butzbach under the following link:
www.cnl.eu/karriere

No concrete fitting vacancy?

Please feel free to send us your speculative/unsolicited application, e.g. for the following functional areas:

  • Marketing/Product Management and Sales, preferably with experience in the cosmetics or FMCG industry
  • Professionals for Product Innovation, New Product Development and Quality Assurance
  • PR, Social Media, Brand Communication or Blogger Relations
  • Professionals for Digitalization, Data Analytics (Big/Smart Data), e-commerce and IT
  • Purchasing, Finance and Controlling
  • Logistics and Supply Chain

Our advice to candidates/applicants

The application documents are usually the first impression that candidates/applicants leave with us. Therefore, the documents should be thoroughly prepared and contain the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation (cover letter): please state briefly your motivation for the application and the personal strengths for the advertised job as well as the current period of notice and salary expectations
  • CV, preferably starting with the current position
  • Relevant certificates and, if applicable, letters of recommendation or work samples (if requested by us in the job advertisement)

For an interview with us (also possible via Skype or Zoom), it is important to us that the person remains authentic and has not memorized answers from a job application advisory book. We want candidates to show us their strengths, as we at cosnova want to specifically develop people and find a fitting job. In a joint dialogue we present the tasks and requirements of the respective position and the company and would like to get to know the person behind the application with his wishes, ideas and expectations.

 

Who we are

Our company divisions

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    Communication

    The Communication department is divided into three areas of activity: Brand Communication, Public Relations and Social Communication.

    In Brand Communication, we are responsible for the communicative brand management and for increasing global brand awareness. The development of campaigns including the media strategy as well as co-operations and other sales promotion measures form part of our daily work. The design of the homepages for our brands also falls into our area of responsibility.

    In Public Relations, the tasks include the international development and management of all PR measures for our two brands and their respective products in close collaboration with our partners in over 50 countries. Beyond this, we maintain close contact with the trade press and ensure that it is always informed about the latest developments in our company.  

    Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest or Instagram: our Social Communication Team handles the strategic focus of our brands, the daily implementation of marketing measures in each of the channels and the subsequent dialog with our customers. Another important part of our work is our contact and interaction with beauty bloggers who regularly test and evaluate our products.

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    Company Projects & Corporate Identity

    Our objective as the Team Company Projects & Corporate Identity is to make sure that the appearance of cosnova is consistent and fitting at all times. This applies to multi-brand events and trade fairs as well as to internal activities. To achieve this, we work in close collaboration with the relevant internal departments, such as the Sales Team and the Marketing Team, and our network of external partners. We like to organize and see ourselves as service providers with the goal of ensuring efficient event management. In our daily business, we also deal with topics regarding Corporate Communication. No matter whether on the cosnova website or on the Intranet – we ensure a consistent appearance and offer platforms for company-related information and communication.

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    Corporate Responsibility

    At cosnova, we like to take responsibility and are dedicated to getting involved with good causes, whether by providing financial support or by offering our time. In the area of Corporate Responsibility, we develop strategies and concepts for the sustainable economic, ecological and social alignment of cosnova. In doing so, our internal efforts are focused on the interests and concerns of our employees. In addition to this, we also commit to social and ecological projects with external partners. Our employees help us decide which initiatives we should support together.

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    Creative Solutions

    Purchase nail polish from a vending machine using beauty dollars? Create your own personal lipgloss? Print your favorite image on your nails? Innovative and exciting event and trade fair appearances? As the Creative Solutions Team, these are just some examples of the creative solutions we have used to make our brands essence, CATRICE and L.O.V more approachable for consumers as well as trade fair visitors and let them dive into the respective brand experience. Every day, we work on coming up with innovative and flexible ideas for our three brands in close collaboration with many other departments such as our Trend & Innovation Team. And in doing so, we wear the “organizational” hat. We also implement creative concepts during activities with our cooperation partners form other industries. Our aim here is to drive and build our three brands consistently with new impulses.

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    Digital Unit

    In the Digital Unit, we are continuously developing the digital transformation within the company with the aim of strengthening our business with state-of-the-art technologies. Our ultimate goal is to offer our consumers a unique digital brand experience that addresses their needs and requirements across all brands. In addition, we deliver digital solutions and platforms in order to automate our business processes and increase efficiency.

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    Finance & Controlling

    In Finance & Controlling we deal with numbers, data and facts. We are the first contact in the company when it comes to questions regarding product and customer profitability, budgets, key figures and ratios. Furthermore, we consider ourselves as business partners and support our colleagues in Sales, Marketing, Logistics and other departments with business analyses. In addition, we help our General Management in steering the company. Every Euro being processed in the company is monitored by our team and kept in our books. On top, our task is to manage the cash flow and all other financial aspects of the entire cosnova Beauty Group.

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    Innovation & Research

    In the Research & Innovation team, we are always on the lookout for the newest and hottest raw materials and technologies for trends and cosmetics. Always keeping their finger on the pulse of the times, our trend scouts travel the fashion capitals of the world in search of the latest trends – from fashion to lifestyle, from the streets straight onto the catwalks, local or global. Our creative input serves to provide Product Development with a basis to develop new and innovative collections. Perfectly tailored cosmetics for young, trend-conscious consumers are created in our in-house laboratory – partially in collaboration with our strategic partners.

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    IT

    Our aim is to always stay up-to-date or even a step ahead so that everyone in the company can work with the most modern technology available. This includes a range of tasks from detailed process depictions and optimizations in SAP to specialized company applications to database matters as well as equipping and updating our network structure. We also offer support with any technology-related issues.

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    Legal

    Our main tasks consist of monitoring and implementing any legal developments and changes in legislation that may affect our sales countries. This includes the European cosmetics directive and the requirements of the US-American health authority FDA as well as working with national and international cosmetovigilance authorities. As a result, we are in close contact with the related departments (e.g., Marketing, Communication, Quality Assurance) to ensure that all relevant areas have access to the information and can take it into consideration. Regulatory issues lead to a number of legal topics, which are also handled by us. These include, for example, the preparation and processing of contracts. We also register up to 1,000 new products in the individual distribution countries each year and deal with all related customs and export matters.

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    Marketing / Product Management

    Our Marketing teams are responsible for the development of every single essence and CATRICE product. Approximately 1,000 new and trendy products are developed each year. Starting with market analysis to the initial drafts to placement of the product in stores, Marketing handles each step in the creation of every single product. The range of tasks is therefore extremely multi-facetted, creative and at the same time analytical. A briefing provides a clear idea of the product character and design. One of the special features of our Marketing department is that Product Management directly handles product purchasing as well as price negotiations for the initial production. External suppliers are selected by our colleagues during the development process and then carry out the final product production. Furthermore, close and regular contact is maintained with neighboring departments such as Trade Marketing, Communication and Sales.

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    Packaging Development

    Our team supports the product development process. In close collaboration with our suppliers and the Marketing and Innovation departments, we develop technically complex tools as well as packaging ranging from mascara and lipstick containers to entire nail polish and perfume units to innovative airless packaging. We are on-site for packaging supplies production as well as for the first filling or bottling.  

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    People & Organization

    Our employees are our success factor number 1. And that’s why they are the main focus of everything we do. To us, personnel management isn’t just about finding and employing new colleagues. We also aim to support them in a targeted manner based on their skills and interests. With our individual qualifications, creativity and dedication, each and every one of us contributes to the unique culture of cosnova.

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    Product Optimization

    We are responsible for the further development of selected products that are already on the market and improve them regarding, for example, ingredients, packaging and design. In doing so, we maintain close contact with our Marketing colleagues and our external suppliers.

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    Project Management & Transformation Office

    The Project Management & Transformation Office (PM&TO) stands for professional project management and the transformation of our company into the digital world. This way, we can establish a basis for creativity and dynamism in the company within an environment that is turning faster and faster. With our effective portfolio management, we create transparency and advise the management team in their decision-making and the prioritization of projects. Our projects range from system implementations, such as ERP, PIM or DMS, to e-commerce and corporate development projects both nationally and internationally. We apply both classic and agile project methods.

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    Purchase / Supplier Management

    In the Purchase department, we are responsible for the operational aspects of purchasing and for ensuring delivery capability. It is always our aim to have the correct products in the correct quantity at the correct time and at the correct price in the correct place. In doing so, we maintain close contact with our suppliers. The production facilities of 90% of our suppliers are based in Europe.

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    Quality Assurance

    Our department safeguards the high quality of our products. We actively monitor the ingredients lists and packaging. We also check each delivery of our goods regarding fragrance, color, taste, etc. Our in-house laboratory, which amongst other things is used for stability and compatibility testing, ensures the high quality of our products whenever external manufacturers produce them. Furthermore, we are the point of contact for our clients as well as the final consumers regarding complaints and maintain close contact with our suppliers in the event of any quality issues.

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    Sales

    The Key Account teams are responsible for expanding our market position and for the global distribution of our entire brand portfolio. Our sales channels are drugstores, perfumeries, food retailers, department stores as well as fashion retailers. In our trusting collaboration with the retailers and our international distributors, we discuss our strategic marketing concepts and the process optimization in order to drive sales. Our brands are now already available in more than 70 countries and are managed from our head office in Sulzbach.
    Our Internal Sales team is the contact for our clients and distributors regarding any questions about offers, the opening of new branches, joint advertising in all media channels, listing data and much more. cosnova Beauty does not have its own sales force out on the field, but works with external agencies to handle third-party business instead.

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    Supply Chain Management

    The Supply Chain Division ensures that our customers worldwide are supplied with our products by their desired delivery date. The division is divided into four departments:

    Customer Supply Chain

    We are responsible to manage non-commercial activities with our customers by working closely together with our Sales and Supply Chain functions. Based on Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) our main target is the alignment of internal processes with customer requirements and the joint reduction of non-value adding activities. In order to achieve competitive advantage it is essential to set up and enhance collaborative customer relationships with focus on supply chain processes.

    Logistics

    We ensure that the flow of all materials and goods is ideally aligned. The continued growth of cosnova Beauty requires a constant optimization of the supply chain and (intra-) logistic processes. In collaboration with our sister company, CNL GmbH, we constantly analyze and optimize our interfaces and processes. 

    Order Process

    In the Order Process team, we process up to 500 orders from around the world every day. In doing so, we maintain close contact with our colleagues in Sales as well as our warehouse and the Logistic team. We prepare all of the documents required for export to ensure that our products can be delivered to customers all over the world in the fastest way possible.

    Planning

    We are the first point of contact in the company for any questions regarding sales quantities,  product profitability and service level. Our main objective is to provide our consumer the best product availability.

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    Trade Marketing

    Our department is the interface between Sales, Marketing, Communication and retailers. Our remit covers the development of our cosmetic counters, regularly changing Trend Editions displays and secondary placement. In addition, we are also responsible for optimum product placement and communication at the POS.

 

What we offer

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WE
BELIEVE IN
THE  FUTURE

and help to secure it.

Success factor No. 1:
our employees

 

The effort and commitment of our employees are crucial to our success. Not just today, but also tomorrow. That’s why we support their performance and well-being with various addi-
tional social benefits.

Feel good

Familiarization Phase

The modern, colorful design of our offices is sure to make you feel at ease in your workplace. In addition to healthy food and refreshing drinks, we also believe that it’s important to occasionally take a break from work. In our company, we offer various activities accompanied by personal trainers: our own fitness studio, mountain bike tours or yoga.

As we continue to grow, familiarizing new employees with their job has become a very important task. Therefore, each new colleague is given the information they need by means of an elaborate familiarization program, which ensures a successful start in the world of cosnova.  

Bonus System and Provision Plan

Personnel Development

In addition to their monthly salary, our employees benefit from the success of our company by means of goals that can be influenced by the individual directly. cosnova takes its responsibility and duty of care towards its employees very seriously and therefore finances a comprehensive provision scheme for its employees. For example, we support the statu-
tory provisions with an attractive corporate pension plan. And we are also happy to take out various insurance polices to protect you in the here and now.

New challenges and a constantly changing environment require continuous personnel development with the help of in-house trainings, coachings or individual external measures. This way, it’s not just our products that always have their finger on the pulse of the times - our employees do, too!